The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Adventures of Robin Hood is a British television series comprising 143 half-hour, black and white episodes broadcast weekly between 1955 and 1959 on ITV. It stars Richard Greene as the outlaw Robin Hood and Alan Wheatley as his nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham. The show followed the legendary character Robin Hood and his band of merry men in Sherwood Forest and the surrounding vicinity. While some episodes dramatised the traditional Robin Hood tales, most episodes were original dramas created by the show's writers and producers.The programme was produced by Sapphire Films Ltd for ITC Entertainment, was filmed at Nettlefold Studios with some location work, and was the first of many pre-filmed shows commissioned by Lew Grade. In 1954, Grade was approached by American producer Hannah Weinstein to finance a series of 39 half hour episodes, at a budget of £10,000 an episode, of a series she wished to make called 'The Adventures of Robin Hood', for which she had already signed Richard Greene to the project as Robin Hood and been given the backing of US distribution company, Official Films Inc, who were confident of selling it to the US market. Grade was so impressed by her proposal that he agreed immediately to back the series, hoping to make large profits by selling programmes to the lucrative American market. In the UK, the series premiered on ATV London, on Sunday 25 September 1955 the US premiere was on Monday 26 September 1955 by CBS, ATV Midlands began the series on Friday 17 February 1956, the series had a staggered start across the other regions from 1956-1961 as the ITV regional stations came on-air for the first time in the UK. The series was shot on 35mm film to provide the best possible picture quality, and had fade-outs where US commercials were intended to slot in.
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S01 E01Sep 26, 1955
The Coming Of Robin Hood Sep 26, 1955 Robin of Locksley has been fighting in the crusades in the Holy Land for many years, and when he arrives home again, he finds a sorry situation. Prince John is trying to seize power, and the Normans are in control everywhere. Even Robin's own land has been seized by a Norman knight. Where can he look for friends?
S01 E02Oct 3, 1955
The Moneylender Oct 3, 1955 Robin, a new recruit to Scatlock's outlaw band, is sent out to bring back some loot from a moneylender who has exacted 100% interest from the people to whom he has lent money. But Robin's actions are displeasing to Scatlock.
S01 E03Oct 10, 1955
Dead Or Alive Oct 10, 1955 Little John escapes from the bondage of his feudal lord, but is caught in a tavern by the Sheriff's men. The sergeant offers him his freedom if he will go into Sherwood Forest and bring back an outlaw. Little John agrees, and in the forest meets Robin Hood for the first time.
S01 E04Oct 17, 1955
Friar Tuck Oct 17, 1955 Friar Tuck calls on Robin to help the course of true love run smoothly. A young girl in love with a yeoman has sought sanctuary with the Friar after discovering that the lord of the manor has a different suitor in mind for her. Disguised as a monk, Robin sets out to help.
S01 E05Oct 24, 1955
Maid Marian Oct 24, 1955 The waylaying of a courier by the outlaws has a surprising result - for Robin - who finds himself in a perilous position. Maid Marian is suspected of being an enemy of the outlaws.
S01 E06Oct 31, 1955
A Guest For The Gallows Oct 31, 1955 The Sheriff has sentenced a peasant, Will Stutely, to death. Robin disguises himself as a butcher, and plans to get an interview with the Sheriff by starting a riot - but what good will that do?
S01 E07Nov 7, 1955
The Challenge Nov 7, 1955 The Sheriff thinks one of his men is the best archer in the land. Sir Richard of the Lea says he knows of someone even better - Robin - and a contest is arranged. The outcome is never in doubt, but Sir Richard soon has cause to regret that he ever supported Robin.
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S02 E01Oct 1, 1956
A Village Wooing Oct 1, 1956 Men try to join Robin's outlaw band for some strange reasons, but surely Wat Longfellow's was the strangest of all. He wanted to join so he could get married to the widow Winifred!
S02 E02Oct 8, 1956
The Scientist Oct 8, 1956 Albertus the scientist has invented a terrible bomb, and is afraid his idea will fall into the wrong hands. How can Robin, an outlaw, help a man who keeps such close company with the king?
S02 E03Oct 15, 1956
Blackmail Oct 15, 1956 By chance, a stranger hidden in a cart overhears a conversation between Robin and Marian. Is it enough to blackmail the outlaw of Sherwood Forest? Robin impersonates the Sheriff to turn the tables on the blackmailer.
S02 E04Oct 22, 1956
A Year And A Day Oct 22, 1956 A year and a day - that's the length of time an escaped serf has to stay free before freedom is his forever. But he has to stay in the public eye, and how can he do this when he is a wanted man? Surgeon Calend has done it for a year, but there's another day to go.
S02 E05Oct 29, 1956
The Goldmaker Oct 29, 1956 Sir Richard of the Lea has a lot of very nice pewter plate, and when an 'alchemist' comes along and says he can turn it into gold, Sir Richard is taken in. How can Robin outwit the 'goldmaker' without attracting the attention of the Sheriff?
S02 E06Nov 5, 1956
The Imposters Nov 5, 1956 Robin's principles are well-known, if not well-liked. There are two kinds of men he doesn't like: traitors and impostors. Unless he is the impostor?
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S03 E01Sep 30, 1957
The Salt King Sep 30, 1957 In the days of Robin Hood, various essential goods were in short supply, and certain lords held monopolies on them. One such commodity was salt, and Lord Guthrie is plotting with the Sheriff to hold up supplies so the price will rise. The plan works well, until Robin steps in.
S03 E02Oct 7, 1957
A Tuck In Time Oct 7, 1957 Edgar, Friar Tuck's twin brother, has returned from the East with a deadly machine, and is prepared to sell it to Prince John. But Robin and Tuck plan to stop him.
S03 E03Oct 14, 1957
Pepper Oct 14, 1957 Robin becomes involved in the fortunes of a Byzantine princess, Irene, who has been held hostage in England.
S03 E04Oct 21, 1957
The Charter Oct 21, 1957 Lord Greenwald is seriously ill in his castle, and he is the only person who knows the hiding place of a Charter which will limit Prince Johns' power, should he become king. Marian learns where the Charter is hidden, but how can she and Robin get to it before the Sheriff finds out too?
S03 E05Oct 28, 1957
A Change Of Heart Oct 28, 1957 Friar Tuck, now living in Tintern Abbey, sends for Robin's help against Lord Humphrey, who is planning to expel the Celts from the Forest of Dean, where they have lived for centuries.
S03 E06Nov 4, 1957
Brother Battle Nov 4, 1957 Brother Wootan, a great believer in education, has been banished many times for teaching the children of serfs to read. Robin allows him to start a school in the forest, and one of the unwilling pupils is Little John. Unfortunately for Robin's immediate plans, Wootan arrives just as he is planning to capture a consignment of Prince John's gold going to the Sheriff of Nottingham.
S03 E07Nov 11, 1957
My Brother's Keeper Nov 11, 1957 Sir Loren is caught ill-treating a blacksmith, and is banished from his home by his father. Then Loren kills his young brother in the forest. Robin and Little John are the only witnesses, but knowing that they cannot risk giving evidence themselves, they seek a way to make Loren confess.
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S04 E01Nov 21, 1959
Sybella Nov 21, 1959 On his way to join King Richard in the Holy Land, the Earl of Steyne is ambushed by Baron Onslow, and killed. Onslow changes clothes with the dead Earl, and posing as him, rides to Nottingham, with the Earls' letter of introduction from Robin to the King. What is he plotting?
S04 E02Nov 28, 1959
The Flying Sorcerer Nov 28, 1959 Lord Giles of Richmond, in Nottingham to supervise the collection of outstanding taxes, sees an opportunity to increase his own wealth, when he sees Lord Eilmer, an elderly, harmless eccentric, carrying out scientific experiments in the market-place.
S04 E03Dec 5, 1959
The Lady-Killer Dec 5, 1959 Robin is out hunting with Derwent when he sees his old friend Will Scarlett stalking a deer. Before Robin can join him, two foresters arrive and arrest Will for poaching.
S04 E04Dec 12, 1959
A Touch Of Fever Dec 12, 1959 Robin and his men capture three knights riding through Sherwood Forest. Difficulties arise when Marian recognises one of them as her cousin.
S04 E05Dec 19, 1959
The Devil You Don't Know Dec 19, 1959 The Sheriff is to be sent to London for a few months, and a deputy is to replace him in Nottingham. Will the new Sheriff be as tyrannical as the old one? Robin and Will Scarlett are out searching for Alan-a-Dale, who has failed to return to camp, when they see a group of horsemen with a young yeoman prisoner. They decide to help the captive.
S04 E06Jan 2, 1960
The Loaf Jan 2, 1960 The Sheriff learns that in London there is a great demand for flour, and high prices are being paid for it. This gives him an idea that will improve his finances - though the Nottingham poor will suffer.